Ducks in the Pond by artlenastudios

The Pond is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Situated below street level, visitors can temporarily ignore the noises of the urban world and take a calming stroll along the winding pathways bordering the water.

In addition to the 240 migratory bird species that inhabit the Pond, the area is also known for its lovely sunset views. Crabapple and forsythia trees assist in creating the calming ambiance of the area, and the nearby Hallett Nature Sanctuary educates visitors about the flora and fauna of this area of the Park.

This integral part of Olmsted and Vaux’s vision for Central Park was reconstructed by the Central Park Conservancy in 2001.

— Jesse M. Wheeler

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